30th April 2010
Hilary Clinton commends China for lifting HIV ban 2
2:55 PM — US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has commended China for lifting its ban on HIV-positive visitors. China announced this week it had lifted the entry ban on HIV-positive people, several months after US president Barack Obama lifted the US's ban.
Hawaii lawmakers approve civil unions bill 7
11:42 AM — The Hawaii House of Representatives approved a civil union bill yesterday, which will now go to the governor for approval.
29th April 2010
Gay and disabled activist Harry Wieder killed by taxi in New York 8
5:34 PM — An activist who campaigned for gay and disabled rights has died after he was hit by a New York taxi. Harry Wieder, 57, died on Monday evening when he was hit by the vehicle as he left a meeting on the Lower East Side.
Video: Lesbian Illinois politician engaged, but can’t marry 1
3:42 PM — A politician in the US state of Illinois announced yesterday she was engaged to her girlfriend but must marry in another state. Deborah Mell, a Chicago Democrat, rose to tell the House she had some "bittersweet" news to share.
Canadian teacher ‘fired for being a lesbian’ 11
2:01 PM — A music teacher in Vancouver, Canada, claims she was essentially fired after school officials discovered she was a lesbian whose partner had just given birth.
28th April 2010
Bolivian president backtracks after saying chicken makes men gay 31
5:31 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that his remarks about eating chicken turning men gay were "misconstrued". Evo Morales reached out to a gay group to say he respected their sexual freedom.
Washington Blade returns after staff buy rights 1
4:19 PM — Washington's oldest gay newspaper has returned after staff clubbed together to buy the rights to its name. The Washington Blade will go on sale this Friday.
27th April 2010
California Assembly approves amending ‘gay cure’ law 7
12:59 PM — The California Assembly has unanimously approved modifying a law which requires the state to seek cures for homosexuality.
26th April 2010
Illinois House approves bill against homophobic and transphobic bullying 1
6:07 PM — The House in the US state of Illinois has unanimously approved a bill to prevent homophobic and transphobic bullying.
God Hates Fags church will picket lesbian student’s graduation 23
5:45 PM — The Westboro Baptist Church has announced it will picket the graduate of lesbian student Constance McMillen, who challenged her school's anti-gay policy.
US students ‘tried to push lesbian off cliff’
2:25 PM — Two teenagers in the US state of Kentucky were arrested last week after allegedly trying to kill a lesbian classmate.
Second Puerto Rican LGBT killing in six months 1
11:22 AM — Puerto Rican police are investigating after a trans woman was found murdered in her home last week. Ashley Santiago Ocasio, a 31-year-old beauty salon owner, was shot in the head in the central mountain town of Corozal last week
23rd April 2010
Survey finds more straight women barebacking than gay men 23
4:47 PM — A survey has found that heterosexual women are less likely to use condoms for anal sex than gay men. The research, carried out by the New York City Department of Health, found that only 23 per cent of women required their male partners to use condoms during anal sex, compared with 61 per cent of gay or bisexual men.
White House protesters released 6
4:12 PM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other military veterans have been released from jail after chaining themselves to the White House fence.
Archie comics to introduce gay character 7
3:01 PM — The first gay character for Archie comics will be introduced in an upcoming issue of Veronica. In the issue, titled 'Isn't It Bromantic?' new character Kevin Keller moves to Riverdale to enrol at high school.
Elton John ‘would give up fame and fortune’ for teenager who died of AIDS 4
11:04 AM — Elton John would give up everything to have a conversation with the boy he credits with saving his life, a letter reveals. The gay singer has said that he was able to beat his drug addiction in the 1980s because of Ryan White, who died aged 18 of AIDS in 1990.
22nd April 2010
Allowing gay divorce ‘strengthens’ Texas gay marriage ban 2
5:48 PM — An attorney from one of the gay men attempting to get a divorce in Texas has argued that it would actually strengthen the state's gay marriage ban.
Bolivian president says eating chicken turns men gay 56
5:04 PM — The president of Bolivia has said that eating chicken turns men gay. Evo Morales told a conference on climate change: "The chicken we eat is loaded with female hormones. So, when men eat it, they tend to deviate from their manhood."
Bisexual men ‘not gay enough’ for softball team 23
11:45 AM — Three bisexual American men are suing after they were ruled to be not gay enough to play in a gay softball league. The trio say they were interrogated about their sex lives.
21st April 2010
Gay soldier Dan Choi arrested again at White House 12
11:14 AM — Gay US soldier Dan Choi and five other people in uniform chained themselves to the White House fence yesterday to protest the military's ban on out gay soldiers. Lt Choi was arrested last month for a similar stunt.